Abstraction and Realism: Review of Situated Objects: Buildings and Projects by Stan Allen

McEwan, Cameron (2022) Abstraction and Realism: Review of Situated Objects: Buildings and Projects by Stan Allen. Graz Architecture Magazine (GAM) (18). ISSN 1612-9482 (In Press)

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Abstract

Situated Objects documents drawings, buildings, and projects realized by Stan Allen since 2012. The book focuses on eight small buildings in landscape settings, incorporating houses, studios, and temporary constructions. It is organised into three sections dealing with “Outbuildings,” “Material Histories,” and “New Natures.” Each section opens with concise reflections by Allen on the respective theme and introduces the buildings under that theme. A series of essays by Allen, Jesús Vassallo, and Helen Thomas contextualise the work. The texts and Allen’s drawings are in dialogue with a suite of photographs by Scott Benedict, which are threaded throughout. The book is beautifully crafted; exclusively made up of line drawings and monochrome photographs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Book Review, Stan Allen, Abstraction, Realism, Drawing, Representation, Beyond the Institution, Houses, Housing, Typology
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 10:56
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 12:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49092

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